Planning permission has been granted to Alumno for the construction of this high-quality purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in Elephant and Castle, part of the London Borough of Southwark.
Consisting of a 24-storey tower designed by Maccreanor Lavington architects, the development will regenerate a constrained brownfield site and provide 244 student rooms together with a range of communal spaces for quiet study and socialising. The site’s three railway arches will also be redeveloped to provide 67sqm of commercial space for independent and local businesses.
In line with Alumno’s commitment to celebrating the heritage of the local area adjacent to its projects, artwork will be commissioned by Southwark-based artists that reflect Elephant and Castle’s history, which will be incorporated into the building. The local community will also benefit from well-designed public space around the development, which includes bringing a public route through the site back into use, along with a substantial £11.1 million contribution to affordable housing in the area.
The new student accommodation will add to the exciting regeneration of this historic area of London
The Low Line is a new walking destination for London along the length of the mighty Victorian rail viaducts spanning Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey. Alumno will be proud to contribute to this ongoing community initiative.
The triangle of land where the development will be is at the junction of Rockingham and Tiverton Street and includes 3 of the adjacent railway viaduct arches. This site was granted planning permission for an office block in 2019 and the proposed Alumno scheme would be the same height as that building.
As well as the student accommodation there is potential for a new ground floor café or restaurant, alongside new planting and public art.